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  • Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd Appoints Lavinia Khangala as Independent Non-executive Board Member
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd Appoints Lavinia Khangala…

    Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Lavinia Khangala as independent non-executive board member effective 1st August 2014. She joins Michael Sanders, Klaus Fakenstein and Charl Folscher on the board and will… more...
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  • Back row from L to R: Malcolm Gush - General Manager Volvo Trucks Sales, Sanjay Girdhar - General Manager Time Trucking LTD, Godfrey Syalwindi - Operations Manager Time Trucking LTD, Umesh Patel – Managing Director  Time Trucking LTD, Aubrey Kavanagh Sales Executive Volvo Trucks, Torbjörn Christensson, President Volvo Group Southern Africa. The front row consists of some of the drivers from Time Trucking LTD.
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Zambia’s Time Trucking Fleets Up with New Volvo…

    Zambia’s Time Trucking, a subsidiary of Time Trucking Limited, recently took delivery of three new Volvo Trucks FH models – one of the first fleet operators to do so in southern Africa. The company already has 54 Volvo Trucks in their fleet and… more...
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  • Rory Schulz, acting managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    UD Trucks to appoint new MD

    The Board of UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the resignation of the company’s managing director, Jacques Carelse. Rory Schulz, a well-respected and experienced stalwart at the company, has been appointed as acting managing director. The UD… more...
    Editor 6
  • the FAW 28.380FT truck tractor
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    “Only one truck works for Africa”

    The FAW 28.380FT truck tractor says BHL What more can a truck manufacturer wish for than a customer who not only sings the praises of its brand and its aftersales support, but also claims that for their own operation there is “only one truck that… more...
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  • AVIS continues to shine at 2014 Sunday Times TOP BRANDS AWARDS
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    AVIS continues to shine at 2014 Sunday Times TOP…

    For the 11th consecutive year, Avis walked away with the Business to Business award in the Car Hire Category at the annual Sunday Times Top Brand Awards ceremony hosted on Friday 29 August in Sandton. “The Avis vision is to exceed customers'… more...
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  • Recognising a trucks blind spots/ no zones
    Aug 22, 2014 Logistics News

    Recognising a trucks blind spots/ no zones

    In the preceding months there has been a significant increase in our truck driver training courses. What is becoming increasingly obvious is how “ignorant” the drivers of light motor vehicles are when it comes to interacting with trucks – sometimes… more...
    Eugene Herbert 29
  • The new Bosch HEF109-L starter motor for commercial vehicles
    Aug 21, 2014 Press Releases

    The new Bosch HEF109-L starter motor for…

    Large-volume engines place great demands on starters. At the top end of the power range, Bosch has a new addition to its 24-volt starter motor portfolio: the HEF109-L “large” heavy-duty starter motor for commercial vehicles and off-highway… more...
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  • Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa
    Aug 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range in South…

    New Transit and Tourneo to form backbone of small and large businesses Ranger XL-Plus designed for demanding work environments Transit and Tourneo Connect to be added in 2015 PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 August 2014 - With the recent introduction of… more...
    Editor 12
  • Ford's Commitment To Commercial Segment Shown At Interbuild
    Aug 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Ford's Commitment To Commercial Segment Shown At…

    New Ford commercial models shown at Interbuild trade show Transit Chassis Cab provides versatile platform for customers with specific requirements Ranger XL-Plus brings new dimension of toughness to popular bakkie PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 August… more...
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  • Aug 12, 2014 Blog

    Transportation Insurance: shape up or ship out

    You’d be surprised at how many importers and exporters buy or sell without purchasing the right amount of transportation insurance. The same happens when it comes to companies that hire a third party warehouse to stock their merchandise. I don’t… more...
    George Liu 39
  • Unveiling event of Ilanga II held at University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) with UJ Solar Team and sponsors such as RS Components South Africa.
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    UJ’s solar vehicle unveiled

    Johannesburg, SA, 6 August 2014 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is very excited as the countdown to the Sasol Solar… more...
    Editor 35
  • Abdool Tayob, Chief Executive, Bakers SA (centre) is joined by Johan Opperman, Bakers SA National SHEQ Manager (left) and staff members from the Workplace Wellness Committee in signing the policy that now governs employee wellness in the company
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa supports fleet owners…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) and its partner organisations celebrate the roll-out of their Fleet Owner Workplace Programme Truck driver health and safety takes centre stage, as MBSA expands the formula for success of its own employee wellness… more...
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  • Mr Mawethu Vilana, Acting Director General, Department of Transport and Mr Craig Newman, CEO of Expo Centre.
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    SA transport conference set to benefit African…

    The TransAfrica conference, to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from October 7-9, is set to have mutual benefits for all African countries who are currently cultivating better transport systems. This is the opinion of the Acting… more...
    Editor 30
  • Conti360Degrees Fleet Services now available in South Africa
    Aug 06, 2014 Logistics News

    Conti360° Fleet Services now available in South…

    Continental Tyre South Africa's truck service offering, Conti360° Fleet Services, is now available to transport companies operating in all market segments in South Africa. With Conti360° Fleet Services, South African fleets get an all round… more...
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  • Aug 03, 2014 Logistics News

    Logistics In Action Conference

    A conference with a difference brought to you by by aBr MOVE. Hear about the importance of logistics in a Rugby World Cup and how South Africa will win the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the application of Intelligent Logistics! Key Speakers include Jake… more...
    Motoring staff 58
  • Labchem (Pty) Ltd signs the responsible care public commitment
    Aug 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Labchem (Pty) Ltd signs the responsible care…

    Labchem (Pty) Ltd has become the latest member of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing its guiding principles. Labchem (Pty) Ltd,… more...
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  • The Hino 300 Series 915 Which Fared Very Well In A Comparative Test Of Medium Commercial Vehicles Earlier This Year Had Pride Of Place On The Hino Stand At The Nampo
    Aug 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Hino enjoying strong interest after show

    Hino SA is enjoying strong interest in its products which were exhibited at the 2014 Nampo agricultural show in Bothaville. "We used the show to preview our new 500-Series 2626 long-wheelbase freight carrier as well as to promote Hino's winning… more...
    Editor 62
  • CMH opens new r45 million UD Trucks dealership in KZN
    Jul 30, 2014 Logistics News

    CMH opens new r45 million UD Trucks dealership in…

    Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) has announced the opening of a new modern R45 million UD Trucks dealership in KwaZulu-Natal. This new facility, situated in Pinetown, offers UD Trucks customers in the region a proverbial one-stop-shop with complete… more...
    Editor 96
  • Jul 30, 2014 Logistics News

    HINO SA WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

    Hino South Africa won three international awards for outstanding sales and after-sales performance in 2013 at the recent 2nd Hino Motors' Middle East, West Asia and Africa Regional Meeting in Dubai. The most important achievement was for its… more...
    Motoring staff 91
  • Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025
    Jul 14, 2014 Logistics News

    Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

    On the road today with the truck of tomorrow Autonomous driving in a long-distance truck "Highway Pilot" activated - technology takes the wheel Safely on the road with radar sensors, camera and V2V/V2I communication Plan the next tour while on the… more...
    Editor 319
  • FAW makes history in South Africa
    Jul 14, 2014 Logistics News

    FAW makes history in South Africa

    South Africa, the Eastern Cape and the Coega IDZ are set for rapid growth as FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD official opens its vehicle manufacturing plant. Coega,10 July 2014: marked a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as… more...
    Editor 320
  • Better monitor your fleets
    Jul 14, 2014 Logistics News

    Better monitor your fleets

    New security cameras offer customers a unique means to monitor their fleet while on the go Fleet and transport managers can now gain a better view of the behaviour of their drivers as well as the potential road hazards they face with the… more...
    Editor 300
  • Jul 08, 2014 Logistics News

    Outsourcing: More hustle, less hassle

    While starting a business in South Africa is fraught with a unique set of challenges, there is a way to lessen the burden, particularly where fleet management is concerned, as Imperial Fleet Management (IFM) CEO, Nicholas de Canha explains.… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 393
  • Jul 08, 2014 Logistics News

    DHL presents emerging markets findings

    aBr MOVE attended a round table discussion with DHL recently, at which the findings of the company’s White Paper, “Path to Growth: Shaping Tech Sector Supply Chains in Emerging Markets” were unpacked. Presenting the report to the media in Rosebank,… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 443
  • Imperial Auto sponsors Nomads, investing in the future of golf
    Jul 08, 2014 Logistics News

    Imperial Auto sponsors Nomads, investing in the…

    Imperial Auto has entered a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Nomads Golf Club, a collaboration of golfers across 12 clubs in South Africa that volunteer their time and fundraising efforts in the furtherance of golf development in the… more...
    Editor 347
  • Infrastructure projects continue to drive sale of extra heavies
    Jul 04, 2014 Logistics News

    Infrastructure projects continue to drive sale of…

    Despite persistent unfavourable economic conditions, the South African truck market has once again showed great resilience by logging another positive sales performance last month. In addition, during the first half of the year, the industry has… more...
    Editor 350
  • Engen launches Gengear XEP
    Jul 04, 2014 Logistics News

    Engen launches Gengear XEP

    Engen launches Gengear XEP industrial gearbox oils for high performance under pressure Engen Petroleum, a leading provider of industrial lubricants, is bringing high performance under extreme conditions to industrial gearboxes with the recent launch… more...
    Editor 392
  • SKF shares knowledge with customers - Marchant Taylor - Sales Manager – Industrial OEM and Aftermarket & Kobus Archer - Aftermarket Sales Manager - Southern Africa
    Jul 04, 2014 Logistics News

    SKF Technology Days at Authorised Distributors

    Taking SKF Knowledge & Capabilities to the Customer SKF South Africa is taking engineering knowledge, core technologies and capabilities to customers through technology days hosted in partnership with SKF authorised distributors. “For SKF it’s all… more...
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  • New tracking unit available from GPS Tracking Solutions
    Jul 02, 2014 Logistics News

    New tracking unit available from GPS Tracking…

    GPS Tracking Solutions, part of the Eqstra Group of Companies, has introduced a tracking unit which offers fleet operators unique features to help control soaring fuel costs, minimise vehicle wear and tear, improve driver behaviour, control fuel… more...
    Editor 351
  • Qhubeka Director Anthony Fitzhenry (middle) receiving two Daily vans from the hands of Iveco MD Bob Lowden (right) and Marketing & Network Manager Christophe Longuet.
    Jul 02, 2014 Logistics News

    Iveco donates 2 Daily vans to Qhubeka

    IVECO has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, a registered Non Profit Organisation whose mission is to improve access to essential services through the provision of bicycles. The vehicles will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle… more...
    Editor 144
  • SKF Wedge Belts for Mining and Mineral Processing Industry
    Jun 30, 2014 Logistics News

    Optimum Power Transmission solutions for…

    Global bearings and engineering specialist, SKF’s quality range of power transmission products deliver end-to-end solutions for virtually any application that requires this technology. The well-known, proven SKF brand, supported by 100 years of… more...
    Editor 158
  • Volvo trucks announces most fuel efficient driver
    Jun 30, 2014 Logistics News

    Volvo trucks announces most fuel efficient driver

    The South African winner of the Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2014 has been announced. Reggie Naidoo, an owner-driver of Hark Logistics in KwaZulu-Natal, proved to be the most fuel efficient driver during the final round of this prestigious… more...
    Editor 140
  • Serco’s new lightweight Pony Trailer.
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    Serco Pony Trailer Delivers Large

    Serco has developed a lightweight trailer ideal for use in urban areas, especially around commercial hubs and other places where there are vehicle height and parking restrictions. The 6.9m trailer has a ten-pallet footprint load area and a payload… more...
    Editor 135
  • Aveshen Naidoo, CEO of Avcres Transport cc and Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA.
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    Another transport company signs the responsible…

    Avcres Transport cc has become the latest signatory of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Responsible Care (RC) initiative, thereby committing to implement the guiding principles of this initiative of the chemical industry. Louise… more...
    Editor 161
  • WABCO News
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    WABCO News

    Enoch Silcock is appointed Managing Director of WABCO Automotive South Africa (WABCO). Sturrock and Robson Industries. Enoch joined the Sturrock and Robson Group in June 2003 as part of the technical support team at WABCO. Shortly thereafter he was… more...
    Editor 201
  • Epic triumph for Volvo Trucks’ campaign at Cannes Lions
    Jun 26, 2014 Logistics News

    Epic triumph for Volvo Trucks’ campaign at Cannes…

    Volvo Trucks’ Live Test campaign and The Epic Split picked up top prizes at the ‘world cup of advertising’ in Cannes. In all, the campaign – demonstrating innovations of the new truck range – received 20 awards, including eight gold prizes and two… more...
    Editor 131
  • Hytec retains its elite Service Centre of Competence status
    Jun 24, 2014 Logistics News

    Hytec retains its elite Service Centre of…

    Hytec’s hydraulic Service Centre in Johannesburg, which services mobile and industrial hydraulic systems and components, was re-awarded Bosch Rexroth’s stringent competency accreditation in early 2014 as a Bosch Rexroth Certified Service Centre of… more...
    Editor 120
  • Qhubeka mechanic training given a boost by IVECO
    Jun 24, 2014 Logistics News

    Qhubeka mechanic training given a boost by IVECO

    IVECO South Africa has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, which will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle mechanic training in the communities in which it operates. Qhubeka Director Anthony Fitzhenry explains that for every 500… more...
    Editor 125
  • State of the nation address highlights localisation in transport industry
    Jun 24, 2014 Logistics News

    State of the nation address highlights…

    President Jacob Zuma this week reaffirmed government’s commitment to local procurement and manufacturing during his State of the Nation Address, in which he highlighted public transport spending as a vehicle for achieving this. President Zuma… more...
    Editor 126
  • Ctrack shifts its manufacturing system to Sage ERP X3 to boost efficiency and agility
    Jun 20, 2014 Logistics News

    Ctrack shifts its manufacturing system to Sage…

    Ctrack, a specialist provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions to a global client base, has implemented the Sage ERP X3 business software to support the production process at its Durban factory. The company was looking to achieve… more...
    Editor 129
  • Is your fleet optimised to manage the changing carbon emissions requirements?
    Jun 20, 2014 Logistics News

    Is your fleet optimised to manage the changing…

    MiX Telematics sheds light on a key issue coming out of the recent RFA conference “Whether it’s about compliance or purely environmental responsibility, South African businesses need to promptly examine their greatest source of CO2 emissions – fuel… more...
    Editor 183
  • Wheel bolts for trucks, trailers and buses
    Jun 19, 2014 Logistics News

    Wheel bolts for trucks, trailers and buses

    As a leading product brand in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) for commercial vehicles, DT Spare Parts offers a complete range for trucks, trailers and buses. The range encompasses all required spare parts in guaranteed quality, including all… more...
    Editor 122
  • Imperial Logistics’ team (fltr): Teshnee Harinarain,Training Coordinator; Bojosi Thukhutha, Graduate Development Manager; Abre van Buuren, Training Manager; Colette Wessels, Training & Development Executive and Veronica Mthombeni, Skills Development Facilitator.
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    Imperial is supply chain educator of the year

    Imperial Logistics was named “Supply Chain Educator of the Year” at the annual SAPICS Conference – for the third consecutive year. Presented at the gala dinner that wrapped up the event, this award recognises the group’s continuous drive to develop… more...
    Editor 111
  • Mobile technology could be the solution to South Africa’s road death epidemic
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    Mobile technology could be the solution to South…

    The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) recently released figures indicating that more than 100 people died in 80 serious crashes on South African roads during the April holidays. Although these numbers compare favourably with last year,… more...
    Editor 120
  • Managing driver behaviour is one of the challenges facing fleet managers who  are trying to control fleet costs
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    Reducing fleet costs – a major challenge.

    Reducing overall fleet costs has become the major challenge facing fleet managers, and this has come at a time when fuel prices have risen by an average of 13% per annum over the past 10 years. Increasing fleet safety, greening the fleet and… more...
    Editor 162
  • An innovative development: the new machine from the BEUMER stretch hood product range.
    Jun 17, 2014 Logistics News

    The BEUMER Group continues to grow

    With an order intake of approximately 770 million euros in 2013, the BEUMER Group is once again looking back on a successful year. This continuous growth is possible as BEUMER concentrates on its entrepreneurial core expertise, innovates, and… more...
    Editor 133
  • Pietermaritzburg traffic officials receive training on conspicuity products. 3M’s awareness programme included application and maintenance and identification of counterfeit products.
    Jun 12, 2014 Logistics News

    3M Contributes to Safer South African Roads

    In the light of the 2006 implementation of Regulation 192A – which specifies that all road vehicles weighing over 3 500 kilograms or that are longer than seven metres be equipped with reflective chevron and conspicuity tape – 3M has partnered with… more...
    Editor 134
  • New 450hp Quon added to UD trucks line-up
    Jun 11, 2014 Logistics News

    New 450hp Quon added to UD trucks line-up

    Continuing its drive to expand its product range to suit local fleet owner’s exacting requirements, UD Trucks Southern Africa has introduced the new Quon GW26 450 6x4 truck-tractor to compete in the popular 440 to 460hp extra heavy commercial… more...
    Editor 163
  • Barloworld Transport Solutions buys 215 MAN trucks
    Jun 10, 2014 Logistics News

    Barloworld Transport Solutions buys 215 MAN trucks

    On February 13th 2014, Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) and its subsidiary, Manline, signed a deal with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa for the supply of 215 MAN TGS 26.440 6x4 truck tractors to be introduced into the BWTS and Manline fleets over… more...
    Editor 141
  • Shane de Beer: Sales and marketing manager at TNT Express
    Jun 10, 2014 Logistics News

    Rapidly changing trends are altering the…

    An increasing number of manufacturers and other suppliers are shipping consolidated container loads of products from point of origin into SA. They then use a local logistics company to break the shipment down into individual orders and deliver them… more...
    Shane de Beer 118
  • Truck market holding its head high despite tough trading conditions
    Jun 09, 2014 Logistics News

    Truck market holding its head high despite tough…

    The local commercial vehicle industry managed to deliver positive month-on-month sales results during May, even amidst challenging market and macroeconomic conditions. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of… more...
    Editor 132
  • In Gauteng, Triton Express Group CEO, Eric Corbishley, was officially handed the keys of the two new trucks by Volvo Group SA president, Torbjörn Christensson, at an event which also had members of the media in attendance.
    Jun 09, 2014 Logistics News

    Volvo trucks sa delivers first units of new range

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa proudly delivered the first regional units of its new range of trucks to customers in South Africa. In Gauteng, Triton Express Group CEO, Eric Corbishley, was officially handed the keys of the two new trucks by Volvo… more...
    Editor 150
  • Ford Ambulance - Transit Saving Lives Across South Africa
    Jun 05, 2014 Logistics News

    Transit Saving Lives Across South Africa

    Ford Transit Custom chosen for ambulance fleet Modifications include stretcher and medical systems Ambulance fleet in operation across the country PRETORIA, South Africa, 5 June 2014 - South Africans will soon see a new hero on the roads in the form… more...
    Editor 133
  • From left - Ms Sindi Koyana, Non Executive Director, Toyota SA Motors (TSAM) Board Member,  Masakazu Ichikawa, Chairman - Hino Japan,  Bafana Dlomo, NUMSA Representative, Dr Johan van Zyl,  President & CEO, TSAM,  Motohiro Iida , Executive Vice President - Manufacturing Support, Hitoshi Muramoto, Executive Vice President  and Chief Coordinating Executive,  Dave Finch,  Senior Vice President - Manufacturing Group, TSAM, and  Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President -  Sales & Marketing, TSAM
    Jun 05, 2014 Logistics News

    Investment in new assembly plant confirms…

    The investment of R55-million in a new truck plant for Hino trucks on Toyota SA's extensive manufacturing site in Prospecton, near Durban, is confirmation of the importance of these large commercial vehicles to the country's leading motor… more...
    Editor 249
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Adds Duracell Automotive Batteries to Product Range
    Jun 02, 2014 Logistics News

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Adds Duracell Automotive…

    Little over a year since Tiger Wheel & Tyre began selling and fitting car batteries, the company has announced that it has added the Duracell range of sealed, 100% maintenance-free automotive batteries to its product line-up. Since the brand was… more...
    Editor 243
  • Expect car rental prices to increase
    Jun 02, 2014 Logistics News

    Expect car rental prices to increase

    Car rental prices will increase in the coming months due to increased costs, largely driven by the weakening Rand and its effect on the price of vehicles and vehicle parts as well as the change in the interest rate cycle and the upward pressure on… more...
    Editor 126
  • UD Trucks introduces full automatic transmission on popular UD 90 model
    Jun 02, 2014 Logistics News

    UD Trucks introduces full automatic transmission…

    UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the introduction of a new UD90 ATM model to its already comprehensive product line-up. This heavy commercial freight carrier now boasts a fully automatic Allison transmission that is set to provide fleet… more...
    Editor 119
  • May 29, 2014 Logistics News

    Hyundai plans local truck assembly

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa announced at the end of April that it would commence local assembly of its HD Series of Medium Commercial Vehicles during July 2014. These HD 65 and HD 72 trucks will be assembled in the Apex plant previously utilised… more...
    Frank Beeton 166
  • The South African breweries appoints Altech Netstar as its fleet management service provider
    May 27, 2014 Logistics News

    The South African breweries appoints Altech…

    Following an extensive tender and evaluation process, South African Breweries (SAB) have awarded a multi-million Rand contract to Altech Netstar to provide an integrated servicesolution to its large fleet of Secondary Distribution trucks and… more...
    Editor 170
  • Jerry Pierce, Cartrack Ops Manager
    May 27, 2014 Logistics News

    Cartrack Celebrates a Decade of Tracking…

    2014 marks the 10th birthday of Cartrack South Africa, representing a decade of tracking innovation and customer centricity that has delivered more than 14 000 vehicles back to their rightful owners. Underpinned by significant investment into… more...
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  • A mature FAW South Africa comes of age
    May 27, 2014 Logistics News

    A mature FAW South Africa comes of age

    The FAW SA brand and its acclaimed products have entered their 20th year in South Africa, becoming firmly entrenched in the local transport industry landscape Since FAW first established a local presence in South Africa in July 1994, it has grown… more...
    Editor 121
  • Double the impact at combined AfriMold, SA Automotive Week expo!
    May 27, 2014 Logistics News

    Double the impact at combined AfriMold, SA…

    Now, AfriMold and SA Automotive Week will be staged together, to deliver an unparalleled audience across the entire automotive, engineering, machining, tooling and related sectors ecosystem. This year, South Africa’s annual AfriMold manufacturing &… more...
    Editor 125
  • (l-r) Sascha Schmel, Managing Director of the Association of conveyor systems and internal logistics in the German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers' Association (VDMA), Dr. Christoph Beumer, Chairman of the CeMAT Executive Committee, Acting Chairman of the German Logistics Association (BVL) and Managing Director and Chairman of BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG, and Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG, on today’s CeMAT closing press conference in Convention Center on the exhibition grounds in Hannover.
    May 27, 2014 Logistics News

    CeMAT 2014: more international participation,…

    Boasting a clear increase in the rate of international participation and showcasing more than 4,000 innovations from 1,025 exhibiting firms (58 percent of them from outside Germany), CeMAT drew to a successful close today. Dr. Andreas Gruchow,… more...
    Editor 117
  • Adaptive shaft alignment with the new tool Fixturlaser EVO
    May 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Adaptive shaft alignment with the new tool…

    Fixturlaser has developed a new shaft alignment tool, Fixturlaser EVO, which features our unique adaptive user interface. The tool’s simplicity in its handling is characteristic for all Fixturlaser tools; an alignment tool that can be handled by all… more...
    Editor 135
  • Parkhurst aiming to become Johannesburg’s most-connected suburb
    May 21, 2014 Press Releases

    Parkhurst aiming to become Johannesburg’s…

    A Johannesburg suburb well-known for its restaurant and village culture is now aiming to become one of South Africa’s most connected. The Parkhurst Residents and Business Owners Association (PRABOA) has put out a request for proposal for… more...
    Editor 132
  • The Cayenne cargo is the ultimate all round perfect delivery motor cycle in south africa at a very affordable price
    May 21, 2014 Logistics News

    The Cayenne cargo is the ultimate all round…

    Motor cycles are still the most popular choice in South Africa for delivering small packages including food and play a large part of the major deliveries in the business industry with both small and large companies who cannot do without them. Almost… more...
    Editor 109
  • From left to right: Ingo Neuer: Head of Legal Department Bosch Rexroth, Michael Burgess: CEO of Tesuco Holdings, Peter Daus: Director Regional Management Bosch Rexroth and John Wingrove: Group Managing Director of Hytec Holdings.
    May 21, 2014 Press Releases

    Bosch Rexroth to acquire a 50% stake in the Hytec…

    Acquisition elevates fluid power leader’s positioning on the African continent Bosch Rexroth plans to acquire a 50 percent stake in its sales partner Hytec Holdings (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group for an undisclosed sum.… more...
    Editor 101
  • Crashboxx Telematics and Resource Tracking announce strategic partnership
    May 19, 2014 Press Releases

    Crashboxx Telematics and Resource Tracking…

    Automated Vehicle Crash Detection, Collision Analysis and Vehicle Data Bus Access enable customers to take fleet telematics to the next level Resource Tracking, a leader in fleet management software has announced a partnership with Crashboxx… more...
    Editor 140
  • Amrei Botha, Head of Business Segment: Business Banking at Standard Bank
    May 16, 2014 Press Releases

    Gauteng will continue to dominate SA’s economy…

    Gauteng’s leadership role as the economic powerhouse of South Africa’s economy will continue with the province contributing nearly 35% to national GDP until at least 2017. This will be the case - even though economic challenges could see today’s… more...
    Editor 122
  • 10 years of TomTom GO and 13 million marriages saved
    May 16, 2014 Press Releases

    10 years of TomTom GO and 13 million marriages…

    TomTom satnavs evolve to help drivers get there faster 10 years ago TomTom launched its very first satnav, the TomTom GO. Since then, 75 million navigation devices have been sold in 35 countries, helping 13 million couples avoid navigation arguments… more...
    Editor 122
  • Manufacturers look to improve profitable growth
    May 16, 2014 Press Releases

    Manufacturers look to improve profitable growth

    Manufacturers look to improve profitable growth through innovation, collaboration and supply chain integration: KPMG Outlook Forecasts an ‘Era of Disruptive Complexity’ Only 12 percent of manufacturers are ‘very effective’ at determining product… more...
    Editor 94
  • Volvo delivers first buses to Tshwane rapid transport system
    May 13, 2014 Press Releases

    Volvo delivers first buses to Tshwane rapid…

    Volvo Bus Southern Africa has delivered the first units that will form part of the Tshwane Rapid Transport (TRT) system, in May. The system, called A Re Yeng, which means ‘Let’s Go’, will be inaugurated in July 2014. The company was contracted to… more...
    Editor 154
  • Many public holidays hit truck industry hard during April
    May 13, 2014 Press Releases

    Many public holidays hit truck industry hard…

    April was an overall disappointing sales month for the local truck industry. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and… more...
    Editor 91
  • May 12, 2014 Logistics News

    Remanufactured versus reconditioned

    To this day there exists much confusion in the automotive trade about the technical differences between a remanufactured heavy duty clutch and a reconditioned heavy duty clutch. By definition, remanufacturing (often shortened in the trade to reman)… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 267
  • As a satisfied FAW Trucks client, Scribante Concrete pumps up its fleet order.
    May 12, 2014 Press Releases

    Scribante Concrete pumps up its FAW fleet order

    Scribante Concrete is a division within the Scribante Construction Group, one of the largest growing construction groups in South Africa, established over 16 years ago. Troy Petzer, operations manager for Scribante Concrete, explains: “In simple… more...
    Editor 90
  • Ford expands commercial vehicle line-up at NAMPO 2014
    May 12, 2014 Press Releases

    Ford expands commercial vehicle line-up at NAMPO…

    New Transit to be shown off to the public Expansion of Ford commercial vehicle line-up in South Africa Dakar Ranger and driver Chris Visser will be present for Ford fans PRETORIA, South Africa, 12 May 2014 - NAMPO is a huge event on the calendar for… more...
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  • May 08, 2014 Press Releases

    Messe announces CeMAT Australia in Sydney

    Deutsche Messe AG is further expanding its international intralogistics portfolio with the launch of CeMAT Australia, which will run parallel to CeBIT Australia from 5 to 7 May 2015 at Sydney Olympic Park. “There are lots of synergies between these… more...
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  • Stralis Natural Power Euro VI: a champion in both environmental sustainability and customer profitability
    May 06, 2014 Press Releases

    Stralis Natural Power Euro VI

    The first units of Stralis Natural Power Euro VI, the new heavy range of natural gas-powered vehicles launched by Iveco, have already been deployed to European customers. Iveco has long embraced this challenge, especially for transport missions in… more...
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  • May 05, 2014 Press Releases

    Thato Bokaba joins Avis

    Avis Rent a Car Southern Africa recently appointed Thato Bokaba as the new National Sales Manager - Government. Bokaba will be responsible for leading a dedicated sales team that is responsible for developing and managing the government business for… more...
    Motoring staff 99
  • Strike Action at Continental Tyre South Africa
    May 05, 2014 Logistics News

    Strike Action at Continental Tyre South Africa

    Commenting on recent strike action, Dieter Horni, Managing Director of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), said: “Whilst we respect the rights of employees to express their grievances through industrial action, protracted action has a detrimental… more...
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  • Apr 29, 2014 Logistics News

    SA logistics ranking slides

    The World Bank has ranked South Africa 34th out of 160 countries in its 2014 Logistics Performance Index.This global survey ranks individual countries in the areas of customs, infrastructure, international shipments, logistics competence,… more...
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  • FAW hits the market with a ground-breaking 8-ton truck offer
    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    FAW hits market with 8-ton truck offer

    FAW SA has literally put its money where its mouth is and has come out ‘guns blazing’ with one of the most affordable 8-ton payload truck on offer on the southern African market at present. In their drive to provide customers with their unique… more...
    Editor 106
  • For peace of mind who best to ask but the bearings and power transmission experts – Bearings International
    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    For peace of mind who best to ask but the…

    The combination of best-in-class product and service, state-of-the-art technology as well as expert engineering, positions Bearings International, part of the Hudaco Group, as a leading supplier of engineering solutions to assist customers in… more...
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  • Avis provides car hire services to Skukuza airport
    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    Avis provides car hire services to Skukuza airport

    Avis Rent a Car has been appointed as the official car hire service provider at the refurbished Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park. The leading car rental company will provide visitors to the Kruger National Park with pre-booked vehicles… more...
    Editor 73
  • SA, Botswana and Namibia plan truck stops along transport corridor
    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    SA, Botswana and Namibia plan truck stops along…

    The governments of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia aim to boost regional trade by improving the efficiency of the Trans Kalahari Corridor network via the establishment of a number of new truck stops along the transport corridors spanning all… more...
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  • The prestigious Dealer of the Year Award went to Vereeniging Truck & Buswhich also won the category for Service.
    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    MAN Recognises Top Dealers

    MAN Truck & Bus South Africa has a comprehensive Dealer Network Development Programme in place, designed to incentivise and build capacity within the organisation’s growing national dealer network. Focused on improving customer satisfaction levels… more...
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    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    Benchmarking South African buildings’ energy use

    Results of the 4th National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) Each year building owners and facility managers enter their buildings in the National Energy Barometer Survey (NEBS) to compare how they have improved their energy use against others in a… more...
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  • Container project yields cost savings and a greener supply chain for tobacco firm
    Apr 29, 2014 Press Releases

    Container project yields cost savings and a…

    Cost savings and a greener supply chain are just some of the benefits that have been achieved by British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) as a result of a “container triangulation” initiative implemented in partnership with Imperial Logistics… more...
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  • Tech Mahindra gets major contract from Volvo cars
    Apr 24, 2014 Press Releases

    Tech Mahindra gets major contract from Volvo cars

    Tech Mahindra, an important member of the USD16.7-billion Mahindra Group, has been selected by the Volvo Car Group to provide end-to-end information technology (IT) infrastructure support and services in key countries globally. The scope of the… more...
    Editor 107
  • Apr 23, 2014 Press Releases

    VW Amarok ready for 10th Spirit of Africa

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enters its fifth year of sponsorship of the Spirit of Africa Trophy with the supply of 23 Amarok Double Cabs. The sponsorship also includes R100 000 prize money for the top three finishers. The sponsorship of the… more...
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  • Apr 23, 2014 Press Releases

    FAW SA will be a knockout at NAMPO

    High quality manufacture, yet simple in design, high in performance and economical to operate – that is FAW SA. The leading Chinese company will again showcase its special range of highly affordable trucks at the upcoming NAMPO Agricultural Trade… more...
    Motoring staff 156
  • Apr 22, 2014 Press Releases

    Car seat campaign gets cash injection

    AfintaPart, a Midas Group-owned truck parts distributor that supplies genuine parts from OE and quality guaranteed replacement parts for light and medium commercial vehicles, has donated 150 booster car seats to Wheel Well. Wheel Well is a… more...
    Motoring staff 157
  • Opinion Piece: Lowering the transportation sectors risk with sophisticated industrial breathalyser equipment
    Apr 22, 2014 Press Releases

    Lowering transportation sector risk

    Drunken driving causes thousands of deaths every year in South Africa, and the statistics around this problem are frightening. Driving under the influence of alcohol endangers the life of the driver, any passengers, and all other road users. South… more...
    Editor 162
  • In picture test driving the Caddy Maxi Trendline from left to right Mr Brian Bezuidenhout Executive Director APD and Mr Jakkie Pieters National Vice Chairman NCPPDSA
    Apr 22, 2014 Press Releases

    UNIQUE CADDY CONVERSION GIVES DRIVERS WITH…

    Volkswagen of South Africa, in partnership with the Quadriplegic Association of South Africa (QASA), has converted one of its MPVs in order to showcase the mobility solutions available to people with disabilities. The converted Caddy Maxi Trendline,… more...
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  • CNH Industrial brands support the FIA Action for Road Safety Campaign
    Apr 16, 2014 Press Releases

    CNH Industrial brands support the FIA Action for…

    CNH Industrial brands are official suppliers of the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship CNH Industrial, an Official Supporter of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign, renews its role as official supplier of the FIA World Touring Car… more...
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  • Companies with excess liquidity can earn above benchmark returns through Propell supply chain finance
    Apr 16, 2014 Press Releases

    Companies with excess liquidity can earn above…

    Many successful companies will have accumulated large amounts of cash as a result of general economic uncertainty over the last few years. With South African interest rates still close to historic lows, these companies are getting relatively poor… more...
    Editor 81
  • Kgothatso Masekela Corporate Comm Mngr Atlas Copco SA , Hercules McDonald trustee - Atlas Copco Transformation Trust & Michelle Immelman Director - Vita Nova
    Apr 16, 2014 Logistics News

    Atlas Copco Transformation Trust Fund gives New…

    Atlas Copco South Africa’s support of the Vita Nova Cerebral Palsy Centre over the past six years has greatly assisted the facility with upgrades and extensions which has improved the quality of life of their patients. A subsidiary of the global… more...
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  • AGCO Signs Retail Finance Agreement with Standard Bank South Africa
    Apr 15, 2014 Press Releases

    AGCO Signs Retail Finance Agreement with Standard…

    AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), has signed an agreement with Standard Bank South Africa to offer retail finance for customers purchasing AGCO equipment in South Africa. The alliance will offer AGCO customers competitive asset finance products including finance… more...
    Editor 152
  • New Nissan NV350 Impendulo taxi embarks on national roadshow
    Apr 15, 2014 Press Releases

    Nissan Impendulo embarks on national roadshow

    Nissan targets countrywide taxi industry footprint Product information-sharing sessions in nine provinces Ride and drive opportunities at local provincial meetings JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (11 April 2014) - Nissan is embarking on a national… more...
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  • HINO JOINS PINKDRIVE'S FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
    Apr 15, 2014 Press Releases

    HINO JOINS PINKDRIVE'S FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

    A specially-equipped Hino 500-Series 1626 chassis cab fitted with a box body has joined the fleet of vehicles operated by the PinkDrive charitable organisation for its fight against breast cancer in South Africa. The box body is fitted out with very… more...
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